Rooster’s BBQ might be a new destination if we weren’t already spolled.
Tennessee pitmaster “Rooster” Beane moved his barbecue restaurant from Granbury to a convenience store-gas station in Cresson, sliding into the space where top-ranked area favorite BBQ on the Brazos‘ lease was up.
Rooster’s turns out reliable barbecue. The sweet-glazed pork ribs were an absolute joy one recent visit, thicker and meatier than the usual pork ribs in beef-minded Texas.
But the brisket didn’t have much flavor on an early visit, and the unremarkable sausage and sides didn’t compare to Texas’ better barbecue restaurants.
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Beane, featured on the TV show “Man v. Food” in Tennessee for a steak dinner special, said he is smoking over pecan wood using a rotisserie smoker by Tennessee-based Southern Pride, a familiar sight in mass-market Texas barbecue shops.
One highlight of the visit was Beane’s sauces, particularly the spicy sauce.
Rooster’s is still in soft-opening mode, adding menu items weekly. Beane’s restaurant keeps longer hours than its predecessor, opening daily except Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and staying open until 7 p.m.
(BBQ on the Brazos has reopened nearby at 9012 Performance Court, about a half-mile east.)